Kraft ‘Disappointed’ by Tone of Trump Comments on Anthem Protesters

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft

FOXBOROUGH – New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft says he is deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by President Trump when he called for the firing of NFL players who protest during the National Anthem.

In a statement released this morning Kraft added that players, both on and off the field, help bring people together and strengthen communities.

Trump made his comments Friday during a rally in Alabama and has since urged fans to boycott the league.

Kraft said the players bring together and strengthen communities and that sports are the greatest unifier in this country.

The full statement from Kraft can be read below.

STATEMENT FROM PATRIOTS CHAIRMAN AND CEO ROBERT KRAFT
“I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday. I am proud to be associated with so many players who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities. Their efforts, both on and off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger. There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful.”

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